Denison Middle School
400 Avenue A. SE Winter Haven, FL 33880
Phone: (863) 291-5353
Fax: (863) 291-5347
School Colors: Grey, Royal Blue and Black
School Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
First Bell: 8:55am
Tardy Bell: 9:00am
Dismissal Bell: 4:00pm
Early Release Days: 1:30pm
Lunch A: 11:54am – 12:17pm
Lunch B: 12:20pm – 12:43pm
Lunch C: 12:46pm – 1:09pm
Early Release Lunch Times:
Lunch A: 11:16am – 11:38am
Lunch B: 11:40am – 12:02am
Lunch C: 12:04pm – 12:26pm
The first school building on the Denison site opened in 1922. It had eight rooms and served the upper grades (probably 9 – 12) from 1922 to 1926 when the much larger high school was opened on that site. The 1922 school was then referred to as the annex.
The Denison family had sold acreage to the School Board in the early 20s for the school and later gifted the site of Denison Field to the city for use as a sports venue. It served for many years as the site of the city’s baseball field until 1948 when Denison Field was constructed and the site became a football stadium.
In 1957 the high school moved from this site to its current location and the former building and annex became known Denison Junior High School. Do to the the W. A. Denison family’s early connection to the school and donation of the athletic field, the city and school board chose to honor them by naming the school in their honor.
In the early 1970s the stucco structure and brick annex were demolished and the present Denison Middle School campus opened.
Denison Middle will provide a diverse 21st century learning experience.
At Denison Middle we will provide a challenging, standards-based educational program, preparing students for success in high school and beyond.
What Makes Us Different?
Denison Middle School has been designated a Cambridge International School, becoming the first middle school in Polk County to offer curriculum affiliated with the University of Cambridge. Our Cambridge program is an internationally recognized curriculum designed to foster students to be confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged students. Students who will have the ability to dive deeply into subjects and apply critical thinking skills for problem solving with a global perspective. To find out more about our Cambridge program, select the button below.
Our AR program rewards students for their reading performance. Students have a chance to win monthly and end-of-the-year prizes for reading and passing tests.
Denison Middle School has a wonderful orchestra. Our Denison Orchestra received straight Superior ratings at District Orchestra Festival in 2019, and our students have participated in All County Orchestra and All State Orchestra competitions. The Denison Orchestra also performs at the annual Carols in the Park event located in downtown Winter Haven’s Central Park.